Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, his Kwara State counterpart Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq and Prince Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State have donated N75 million to the victims of the recent terrorists’ attack in Owo, Ondo State.
The three governors announced the donation of N25 million each, totalling N75 million for the victims of the attack.
Their host, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who received the visitors yesterday in Akure, the state capital, warned that the people of the Southwest will not tolerate another unprovoked attack on the region under any guise.
Akeredolu said the people of the state and the Southwest region at large have always come to the country in peace and unity.
He spoke at the Government House, Alagbaka, Akure when received the three governors.
The governors were in the state to pay a condolence visit to Governor Akeredolu over the June 5th, 2022 terror attack in Owo.
A former governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, also joined the entourage.
Members of the State Executive Council led by the Secretary to the State Government, Princess Oladunni Odu joined the governor to receive the visitors.
Governor Akeredolu, who described the Owo attack as one too many, noted that the people of the Southwest region have always maintained peace and unity in the country.
He thanked the governors for their solidarity while describing their visit as not just symbolic but important.
Earlier, Governor Abiodun, on behalf of his colleagues, said the attack was not just on the good people of Owo and Ondo State but the entire people of the South-West region.
He said the region would soon meet to take a position to further consolidate and improve security architecture in the zone.
“We have come this morning to commiserate with His Excellency and the good people of Owo and of course, Ondo State by extension. On behalf of our families and people and governments of Ogun, Kwara and the Lagos States on the very dastardly event that happened on the 5th of June, 2022, at the Catholic church in Owo.
“The news filtered in on the evening of the 5th and it came as a shock to all your brother Governors across the length and breadth of this country, but in particular those of us that come from the South-West zone. We find this attack, not just an attack on the good people of Owo, or the good people of Ondo State but the entire people of the South-West zone.
“Of course, we have met and we have condemned this act which we find as most unfortunate. Your Excellency, this is an attack too many. We know that you have been at the vanguard of ensuring peace and security for your people. You are the champion of the Amotekun in the South-West,” Governor Abiodun said.